The Holiday Collection: Tokidoki Chromatico Eyeshadow Palette in Adieu

Cromatico Palette in Adieu. How cute is the box?

Ladies and gents, if you love the colour purple, you are going to love this palette.

The Chromatico Adieu palette ($19 USD at Sephora) comes with four gorgeous eyeshadows, a mini brush, and a Tokidoki character.

A collectible eyeshadow palette that allows you to explore both your criminally cute and irresistibly edgy sides.

What it does:
Create your perfect look with four coordinated shades. Made with pigments that won’t fade, these shadows are also formulated with natural rice lipids and vitamin B, so they blend beautifully and hydrate the delicate eye area. There’s also a collectible charm inside that can hook on tokidoki key chains, makeup bags, or anything you wish to accessorize!

Okay so I’ll start off with the packaging of the product.  How cute is this quad?  It’s basically a see-through cube that holds the eyeshadow and a character in the bottom.  I still keep this product in it’s original box because I feel that the box adds to the entire package.

Top L-R: Carina, Ciao Ciao, Bottom L-R: Adieu, Al Dente

On to the eyeshadows, the colour selection on this particular palette are pinks and purples.  I personally think the colours are gorgeous and they apply really well too.  They are a bit glittery (especially Carina, the white colour) and I have found that there is a bit of fall out but nothing too major.  I highly-recommend using a eyeshadow primer with this product. Here is a look that I created using the palette. This photos was taken around 6 p.m. and I applied my makeup around 9 a.m. so as you can see it doesn’t disappear by the end of the day.  I used Ciao Ciao (the pink shade) near the inner corners of my eyes with Adieu (dark purple) all over my lids.  In the crease (as well as on the lower lash line) I used Al Dente (the black with purple sparkles), and then finally, Carina (white) as a highlight on my brow bone.  I have also done other looks with Ciao Ciao on my lids, Adieu in the crease, Al Dente as a liner, and then Carina of course as the highlight.  You can for sure wear this palette a few different ways; you can go girly, edgy, a daytime look, a nighttime one, etc. They may be pinks and purples but you can create some gorgeous combos with this product. Finally, in the bottom compartment you get a little Tokidoki charm.  This particular palette came with Adieu, a French character that is so cute.  I just let her live in the palette itself but you can attach her to a bracelet, necklace, keychain, dog collar, or wherever else you can think of.

So why did this make my holiday list?  These colours are so gorgeous and complement each other nicely.  Plus, for the price and cuteness of this palette, I think it would make a fabulous gift.  Just a heads up for all you Black Friday hunters out there, these Chromatico palettes will be $10 USD ($12 CDN) this Friday on sephora.com (not sure if the price will be honoured in store as well), so if you want to get your hands on this, don’t miss this deal!

is the Tokidoki Cromatico Adieu palette on your holiday list?  Leave me a comment below :).

Please note: I did receive this product for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it.  All opinions are my honest own :).  



 

Tokidoki Chromatico Devil Girl Eyeshadow Palette

Next up on The Holiday Collection we have another Tokidoki product, the Chromatico Devil Girl palette.

The Devil Girl Cromatico palette which comes with six shades and a makeup bag, is the most bang for your buck if you want to stock up on some Tokidoki eyeshadows.

I believe this is a summer palette and lucky for you guys it’s on sale right now on sephora.com for $19 which is a great value because you are getting more eyeshadows than the regular Cromatico palettes (which are quads) and this is bigger as well.

From Sephora.com:

Just relax and kick back, it’s Beach Club time! Join Devil Girl and the tokidoki crew as they hit the sunny seaside shores for sweet drinks, blazing temperatures, and adventures with colorful undersea creatures. Don’t forget your sunscreen, this club might be too hot to handle! 

This palette contains:
– 6 x 0.06 oz Eyeshadows in Thirsty (cream), Riposino (shimmery light brown), Carina (pearl), Nancy Rocks (purple), Bruttino (pearl turquoise) and Bulletto (shimmery dark brown) 
– Dual-door compact with tokidoki Beach Club print, 7 x 3.75 x 0.5″ 
– Devil Girl keychain fob 
– Plastic tote, 7.5 x 4.5 x 2″ 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens 

What else you need to know:
This palette’s dual doors open up to present six eyeshadows and a keychain fob of Devil Girl. Each micronized shadow formulation is infused with hydrating Japanese rice lipids and vitamin B to create a smooth, even-blending finish with a rich pigment that won’t fade.

This palette comes in a cute blue makeup bag made of plastic.  It has an anchor on the front and a skull and crossbone zipper pull.  I have a bazillion makeup bags already so I wasn’t that impressed by it but it’s pretty cute nonetheless and I’m sure I can find a good use for it.Like I mentioned, in this palette you are receiving six wearable colours.  On the left side is Thirsty (top, a neutral beige), Bulletto (bottom, a shimmery brown), and Riposino (middle, a shimmery taupe), on the right side there is Nancy Rocks (middle, purple), Bruttino (top, turquoise blue), and Carina (bottom, white with big glitter).

The neutral colours in this palette heavily remind me of some colours in the Naked palette by Urban Decay; they are definitely colours that I already have, however, you can never have enough neutrals.  Fortunately, this isn’t really a neutral palette.  On the other side is where the fun is.  You have a medium purple, a navy blue, and a white.  These colours on the right are the ones that bring the palette to life.  They are fun without being too much. They may be blue and purple but they are totally wearable.  I can think of a variety of different looks I could create with this palette, everything from an everyday office look to a fun day at the beach (holidays in the Caribbean perhaps?)

So how does it apply?  These colours, like the Cromatico palette in Adieu blend very nicely and apply smoothly.  I was actually quite surprised at the quality of these shadows.  I mean, Tokidoki isn’t really known for makeup nor is beauty its flagship product. Sometimes with these “novelty” lines it’s all about the packaging and the look of the brand but they often lack quality in the product.  Not with Tokidoki.  These shadows are smooth and apply great.  I would probably compare them to a MAC Eyeshadow, but not as creamy as say an Urban Decay one.Here is a look that I created using this palette.  I used Thirsty on the lids with Riposino layered over top then Bulletto in the crease.  On the bottom lash line I used Bruttino then Nancy Rocks right underneath.  This is more of a neutral look with a fun twist (on the bottom lashes) to mix the look up a bit.  It’s like weekday mode on the top and weekend mode on the bottom, so to speak.

Finally, like the other Tokidoki palettes, you also get a little character charm/fob thing.  With this product you get Devil Girl, an adorable red little devil who is listening to an iPod.  I haven’t decided what to do with these yet but I think they are just such a nice touch that adds to the whole package.

So why did this make my holiday list?  Well, like the fragrances, Tokidoki eyeshadows are not only adorable and cute, but they are moderately priced and pretty good quality. When it comes down to it though, I don’t really think a ton of people buy these Tokidoki makeup products because of the quality of the makeup, I think it’s all about the brand; how the product looks, what it comes with, the colours, the cute characters, the fact that it’s recognizable, etc.  Luckily, for Tokidoki though, these eyeshadows are pretty good.  I think that this palette would be perfect for teenagers maybe just starting off with makeup.  With that being said, these products are truly a lot of fun so I believe that really anyone would enjoy them.

Is the Tokidoki Cromatico Devil Girl palette on your holiday list?  Leave me a comment below :).

Please note: I did receive this product for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it.  All opinions are my honest own :).  


The Holiday Collection: Tokidoki Scent Sticks and Solid Perfume

I’ve known about the brand Tokidoki for a while now.  The Japanese-inspired brand was actually created by Italian artist Simone Legno, and its cute characters have been featured on everything from purses to clothes to shoes and makeup.  A couple of years ago Sephora launched its Tokidoki line, a store exclusive which consists on eyeshadows, brushes, lip products, wild eyeliners and mascara, fragrance, and so much more.

A few days ago I received some Tokidoki products from the Canadian PR company that represents Sephora and I felt like the holidays came early.  I have never tried the line before but the cute packaging has always sucked me in.  Two of the products I received were the scent sticks and the solid perfume. Alright, so the scent sticks come with three yummy flavours and literally look like markers or crayons.  They are also retractable so you get a lot of product.  The trio of scents I got was ADIOS, Ciao Ciao, and Siberia

From Sephora:

Three tokidoki characters and their criminally cute personalities come to life with this set of solid fragrances. Each perfume is held inside a retractable pencil container that fits easily in your pocket, backpack, or purse. For an aromatic touch of tokidoki style, just grab a scent stick, twist it up, and put it on your wrists or neck. The fragrance’s unique solid texture will not show color on the skin. 

This set contains 3 x 0.08 oz Scent Sticks in:

– Adios: Mischievous but good-hearted, Adios lives in his modern grave-loft with his girlfriend Ciao Ciao and their cat Skeletrino. His scent is fresh, herbal, and citruisy with notes of lemon leaves, pink grapfriut, lotus blossums, white musk, and crystallized woods. 
– Ciao Ciao: Together, Adios and Ciao Ciao wander the world, sharing with others how to make the most out of this life. Her scent is floral and pretty, imbued with notes of water hyacinth, muguet flowers, jasmine petals, and a captivating hink of musk and sun-drenched woods. 
– Siberia: She’s a cute white tiger that was born with a very warm heart in a freezing land and is in love with El Tigre the outlaw. Her scent is an airy, icy, and clean white musk with notes including cool aldehydes, muguet petals, night blooming jasmine, white musk, and soft woods.

Okay so cute character bios aside, in my opinion, Siberia (white) has a sweet soapy scent, ADIOS (blue) is more of a masculine cologne smell, and Ciao Ciao (pink) smells very girly and sweet with a hint of strawberries.   I think it’s clever and a bit funny that the colours of the sticks match their scents.  Siberia is white and has a soapy scent, ADIOS is blue because it smells masculine, and Ciao Ciao is pink because it’s the girliest.   I really like all three scents and you can definitely layer them to create unique scents.  I’m also surprised by their staying power, the fragrance stays on for quite a long time.  I also like how you can control where you are putting the scent, I often find that when I spray perfume it can shoot somewhere else not really aiming for where I wanted it in the first place.  With these scent sticks, the fragrance goes exactly where I want it.

Another handy product is the solid perfume. This solid perfume keychain reminds me greatly of the Hello Kitty solid perfume necklace, also by Sephora.

This criminally cute metal charm features the todidoki character Ciao Caio and her signature scent in a solid fragrance that can be applied to your wrist or neck. The charm’s snap hook and key ring attach to keys or a zipper pull, so you can add a scented touch of tokidoki style whever you take your keys, jacket, or backpack. 

Ciao Ciao lives with the good natured but mischievous Adios in a modern grave-loft with their cat Skeletrino. Together, Adios and Ciao Ciao wander the world, sharing with others how to make the most out of this life. 

Notes:
Water Hyacinth, Out of the Shower Accord, Muguet, Day Lily, Sheer Jasmine Petals, Musk, Sun-Drenched Woods. 
Style:
Sassy. Sheer. Floral.

Size: 1.5 x 1.25″ (solid perfume charm)

Ciao Ciao was the girly scent I got in the scent sticks but lucky for me, I liked this fragrance the best anyways.  This little thing is super cute, albeit a bit heavy.  In addition to the keyring it also has a clip and skull and crossbones charm.  I’m sure you could add on the little Tokidoki characters that come with some of their products as well (to come in a future post).  

So really how handy is a $26 USD keychain with perfume?  Well, it may be on the pricey side for a keychain but I never knew how handy having perfume on your keychain could be.  Woke up late and forgot to spray yourself?  Cute guy at the gym?  Yeah, this is where this product comes in handy.  Plus, as I mentioned before, this thing is heavy, meaning that it’s not just some flimsy cheaply-made product.

Okay, so why did these product make my holiday list?  Well, for a variety of reasons. There is something about these cute little anime-inspired characters.  Some people may call it tacky but I think it’s cute.  I can think of numerous people you could buy these products for, and with something like fragrance the gift is pretty much universal.  Although I would think this line’s target audience would be females 12-17, I would definitely give these products to my friends, heck even to my mom.  The packaging and brand may be cute but there is some substance to the product as well.  The scents are fab and it’s moderately priced. As for the keychain, $26 may be pricey, but to be fair, a Coach keychain starts at $38, Louis Vuitton in the hundreds, and they don’t have fragrance in them. The scent sticks retail for $28, which is a great price for essentially three perfumes. Plus, these are handy for travel, for your purse/backpack, etc.

Are Tokidoki fragrance products on your holiday list?   Leave me a comment below.

Please note: I did receive this product for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it.  All opinions are my honest own :).  



 

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